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restaurant review Hay J's

Hay J’s

Parmesan Crusted Halibut

by Cara Strickland Photography by Rick Singer

Liberty Lake by Lamplight


on’t be fooled by the unlikely exterior, from the moment you walk into Hay J’s (adjacent to a gas station in Liberty Lake), you’ll realize that this is no truck stop. The lighting is low, the walls are filled with delightful art and the tables sparkle with

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oil lamps made from wine bottles. As you sit, you may be offered infused water (ours was orange and cucumber, a surprising, refreshing combination). From the very beginning of our visit, the staff at Hay J’s made the experience luxurious and pleasant without a hint of rush. It’s easy to see why

they are open seven days a week, with the dining room full, even on a weeknight. We started with Ponzu Calamari ($9), an Asian-inspired take on a favorite. The calamari was tender (not at all rubbery) and presented with baby bok choy, carrots and peppers, doused in ponzu sauce and garnished

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